NC asks MLAs to go by conscience
PDP Seeks Clemency For Sarabjit
Srinagar, Sep 27: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah has asked the party’s legislators to go by their conscience in the House on the private member resolution seeking clemency for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The NC president has conveyed to the party legislators to act as per their conscience on the resolution listed to be taken for discussion and voting in the Legislative Assembly tomorrow, NC sources told Greater Kashmir. “Since it is a private member’s resolution, the survival of the government is not at stake,” NC sources said.
While opposition PDP has already announced to support the resolution while submitting the amendment seeking support of the House to express solidarity with the families of the victims of the attack as well, NC was yet to decide its course of action on the resolution. The alliance partner in the coalition government, Congress is, however, non-committal on its decision.
PDP SEEKS CLEMENCY FOR SARABJIT
Meanwhile, senior PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Baig Tuesday expressed dismay over the decision of the Speaker, Muhammad Akbar Lone, to disallow the amendments sought by his party to the clemency resolution on Guru.
“This house condemns the terrorist attack on the Parliament of India and hopes no terrorist attack takes place anywhere in the country in future. This House while expressing sincere sympathies with the members of the victim families requests them that, out of the generosity, they forgive those who caused them irreparable loss,” the proposed amendment moved by PDP stated.
“This House declares that it is in favour of abolition of death penalty and this resolution is passed purely on ethical grounds and in that spirit requests the President of Pakistan to grant the clemency to Sarabjit Singh who is awaiting execution of death penalty in that country,” it added.
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